Social Work BA (Hons)

3-Year Bachelor's Degree

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Change people’s lives for the better. Protect vulnerable people in very challenging situations. Make the world a fairer place.


BA (Hons) Social Work is the essential first step to becoming a qualified Social Worker. When you have graduated, you will be eligible to apply for registration as a social worker with Social Work England.

Social Workers improve the lives of a huge range of people. For example, you could work with people with learning difficulties, children and families, older people, people who have problems with drug and alcohol misuse, people who experience mental health problems or disabled people.

Why us?

  • Our Social Work courses are ranked 27th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2023)
  • This course has 100% Overall Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2022)
  • Approved by Social Work England
  • Our small cohorts mean that almost all teaching is done in small groups, based primarily on discussion, debate and group exercises with opportunities for all students to get involved
  • You will be allocated a Personal Academic Tutor who, if possible, will stay with you during your three years of study. We pride ourselves on the support we offer to students and feedback consistently identifies that staff are approachable and supportive.

Course structure

This Social Work course is taught via workshops, small group work, lectures, computer-based learning, presentations and independent learning.

Your progress will be assessed with group projects/presentations, written assignments, portfolios of work and exams at the end of some modules. Throughout the degree you’ll have one-to-one support from academic staff.

You will learn about the role of a social worker and the legislation which is applicable to social work theory, research, ethics and values. 

Two practice learning opportunities (70 and 100 days) in your second and third year will help you to put your learning into practice.

You will develop skills in problem-solving, communication, working with others and patience. You will also learn about law, partnership working, assessment, intervention, mental health and disability issues.

A part-time version of the Social Work degree is also available.

ear 1 (national level 4):

  • Skills for Practice (20 credits)
  • Social Work Theory and Practice 1 (20 credits)
  • Psychology and Human Growth and Development (20 credits)
  • Law for Social Workers (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Social Policy (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Social Theory (20 credits)


Year 2 (national level 5):

  • Working with Children, Young People and Families (20 credits)
  • Working with Adults (20 credits)
  • Mental Health Social Work (20 credits)
  • Social Work Theory and Practice (30 credits)
  • First Placement (30 credits)

Final year (national level 6):

  • Critical Social Work Theory and Practice (20 credits)
  • Contemporary Issues in Social Welfare (20 credits)
  • Social Work Research Methods (10 credits)
  • Social Work Dissertation (30 credits)
  • Final Placement (40 credits)


You’ll be based at The Reg Vardy Centre, situated on the award-winning St Peter’s riverside campus. The location benefits from dedicated library services and has superb transport links with the city centre and City Campus.

Entry requirements

If you don’t meet our standard entry requirements, you can take one of the foundation pathways at our partners ONCAMPUS Sunderland. Find out more information and whether your course is eligible on our ONCAMPUS page.

If your qualification is not listed above, please contact the Student Administration team at [email protected] for further advice.

If English is not your first language, you will also need International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at a score of 7.0 in all components.

Social Care experience

To apply for this degree you must have experience (voluntary or paid) in a social care setting. You can include placements which you have undertaken as part of college, but we do expect more experience than this. Experience could include volunteering during weekends, evenings, or holidays. We may also consider any personal experience you might have.

You should clearly describe this experience in the personal statement section of your application and show how this relates to a career in social work.

Social Work involves working with some of the most vulnerable people in society, and social work education is regulated by Social Work England. We must therefore be satisfied that you are ‘fit to practise’ before we can accept you onto this degree course.

In addition to the academic qualification and work experience, you will need:

  • Two satisfactory references
  • A satisfactory health clearance
  • An Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
  • A completed declaration form about previous criminal convictions and any disciplinary hearings or investigations related to vulnerable adults or safeguarding young people

We also require you to complete a declaration form about any previous criminal convictions and any disciplinary hearings or investigations related to vulnerable adults or safeguarding young people. Social Work is listed in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 [amended 2013] so this means that we must ask you for an enhanced DBS check.

Some spent convictions and cautions are now ‘protected’, which means that we can’t take them into account when deciding on your suitability for this course. You must read the Disclosure and Barring Service Filtering Guide carefully to decide whether or not you need to tell us about your spent convictions or cautions.


While it is not mandatory that you hold a driving licence and have access to a vehicle to undertake this course, please be aware that the availability of placements may be limited by not driving. Many Local Authorities in the North East also require driving or access to mobility support as an essential requirement for employment.


We are required to adhere to relevant government policy regarding Covid-19. This has placed particular expectations on certain groups to be vaccinated. This may include students involved in providing health or social care, including in placement or partnership settings. As a result, our placement providers may require confirmation of Covid vaccination status.

Career ready

BA (Hons) Social Work is a highly practical qualification. After graduation, you will be eligible to apply for registration as a social worker with Social Work England.

Social Work is a very broad discipline. You could work with older people, young offenders, people with mental health issues, foster carers, children at risk of abuse or any other individuals at risk of harm to themselves or others.

Social Workers work in a variety of organisations including local authorities, NHS Trusts, residential care, schools, the voluntary and private sector.

Centre for Applied Social Sciences

The University of Sunderland’s Centre for Applied Social Studies (CASS) regularly hosts research seminars presented by faculty academics and also visiting speakers and it can be an excellent way to learn about current and up to date research on contemporary social care issues. You may also find opportunities to collaborate with the academic team.

Practice learning opportunities

Placements are an essential part of your Social Work degree, accounting for 70 credits in total. Placements allow you to apply your learning in a real-life context and get a sense of what type of social work you might want to specialise in. When you’re ready to start searching for a job in social work, you will already have a wide network of professional contacts who can help you find the right opportunities.


If English is not your first language you should have at least one of the following qualifications (or equivalent) as a minimum.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) will also be accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS. After 6 April 2015, you must take your IELTS exams at one of the test centres listed on the UKVI website.

Pearson Test of English Academic

You need an overall score of 59 with no less than 59 in each skill.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

You need grade C or above.

Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE)

You need grade C or above.




26 January 2022 – UCAS deadline

Applications for all UCAS Undergraduate courses, except those with a 15 October deadline, should arrive at UCAS by 6pm on 26 January 2022. This is the ‘equal consideration’ deadline, which means course providers must consider all applications received by this time equally. 

25 February 2022 – UCAS Extra opens

If you’ve used all five choices, and you’re not holding any offers, you can add another choice using Extra.

19 May 2022 – University decision deadline

If you applied by 26 January and you’re still awaiting a decision from one of your choices, we have until today to decide whether we’re making you an offer. Any choices that are still outstanding after this will be made unsuccessful.

9 June 2022 – Deadline to reply to offers

If you receive all your university decisions by 19 May, you must reply to any offers by today (except if you are using Extra to find a place), otherwise they’ll be declined.

30 June 2022 – Final day to make an application to five universities

You can still apply with up to five choices until 6pm today. After this, your application will automatically be entered into Clearing. 

4 July 2022 – Final day to apply for a course in Extra 

This is the last day to add an Extra option to your 2022 application. If you don’t hold any offers after this, you will be able to add an additional choice using Clearing. 


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The university offers three different student residential buildings, all of which are within walking distance from the university campuses. All students that are residing in these buildings can take advantage of the free transport that the university offers. What is more, all the dorms are equipped with facilities like fridge, Shower, toilet facilities, Wi-Fi, bed Wardrobe, Washbasin and mirror, as well as car parking and bicycle storage.
The first student residence of the university is called Scotia Quay that costs up to £95.50 per week. Each room is suitable for up to 5 students. the second one is named Panns Bank costs about £77.79 a week and is also suitable for families of four. Lastly, Clanny House also costs around £77.79 per week and is suitable for couples as well as single students.

After Graduation

All the students have the opportunity to seek help from The Careers and Employability Service, a team dedicated to helping students find proper and suitable employment either during or after their education.
Students are encouraged to take on part-time vocational roles in order to gain perspective on the reality of the labor market and also earn extra cash. As a matter of fact, the university helps and guides them during this process. It helps students find part-time jobs that do not impact their studies or temporary jobs that can be done during vacations and breaks. Students also have the chance to take part in paid or unpaid internships and job placements that are related to their field of study.
The Careers and Employability Service also helps students with finding employment after graduation. They help students with the resumes, CVs, job applications and job interviews.


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Social Work BA (Hons)

Health Care, Social Services

3-Year Bachelor's Degree

The University of Sunderland in England

United Kingdom

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